IOWA 2011

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MalachiConstant
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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby MalachiConstant » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:46 pm

jayman6 wrote:Overall, I'm pretty unimpressed with Iowa. They haven't gotten back to me on questions, are taking forever on scholarships, and are just outright rude when I ask questions. Every other school that has accepted me has been more than willing to answer questions and be polite about it.


THIS I find surprising. Other than one blunt girl in the FA office, who it seems many of us has dealt with, Collins and Carin have gone above and beyond answering questions for me (besides scholarship questions of course). I even understand the girl in the FA office being short with everyone, the school is slow w/ scholarships and she pays the price: answering the same phonecall 100+ times a day.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:55 pm

MalachiConstant wrote:
jayman6 wrote:Overall, I'm pretty unimpressed with Iowa. They haven't gotten back to me on questions, are taking forever on scholarships, and are just outright rude when I ask questions. Every other school that has accepted me has been more than willing to answer questions and be polite about it.


THIS I find surprising. Other than one blunt girl in the FA office, who it seems many of us has dealt with, Collins and Carin have gone above and beyond answering questions for me (besides scholarship questions of course). I even understand the girl in the FA office being short with everyone, the school is slow w/ scholarships and she pays the price: answering the same phonecall 100+ times a day.


She has been rude to me more than once. Most of my questions have been about financial aid, so perhaps I'm judging everyone based on her. Still, though, she represents the school and when she is rude it makes me think less of attending there.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby drummerboy » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:16 pm

financial aid told me 1 minute ago, no scholly for me. hence i will be withdrawing.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:18 pm

drummerboy wrote:financial aid told me 1 minute ago, no scholly for me. hence i will be withdrawing.


I'll ask you what I asked someone previously. Did they tell you fo certain that you would not be receiving a scholarship or just that you hadn't received one as of yet?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:26 pm

To everyone thinking of withdrawing: DO IT! I want a spot so bad!! kthxbye!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:33 pm

Is it acceptable to submit 2 LOCI's? I submitted my first one at the end of December.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby 80884 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:12 pm

brupe wrote:Is it acceptable to submit 2 LOCI's? I submitted my first one at the end of December.


imo the second one wont help.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:24 pm

brupe wrote:Is it acceptable to submit 2 LOCI's? I submitted my first one at the end of December.


No. Especially since the admissions deadline is today. They won't even get everyone processed until close to April.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby 80884 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:25 pm

brupe wrote:To everyone thinking of withdrawing: DO IT! I want a spot so bad!! kthxbye!


they accept more than what they need, but keep hoping and waiting.

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Prairie
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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Prairie » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:57 pm

gf just got accepted to a phd program at iowa today with guaranteed funding. i've got a full scholy. could iowa get any better right now? all :D s

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby bbermud » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:58 pm

Prairie wrote:gf just got accepted to a phd program at iowa today with guaranteed funding. i've got a full scholy. could iowa get any better right now? all :D s




that's wonderful news!! many congrats!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby dreakol » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:16 pm

miazdc wrote:Wow. If you haven't, then I'm doomed. And does "at this time" mean that you could still be awarded one at some point?


she said to check back in at the end of march

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:23 pm

Prairie wrote:gf just got accepted to a phd program at iowa today with guaranteed funding. i've got a full scholy. could iowa get any better right now? all :D s


That's amazing! Maybe I'll get similar news about my gf today :-)

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby 80884 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:32 pm

semi-good news for me too; my gf has just got accepted to UChicago which is just 4 hours from iowa city.
mid-west is charming.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Prairie » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:32 pm

80884 wrote:my gf has just got accepted to UChicago


damn. get that on lock and retire now. Chicago = win: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... OLS_REPORT

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby 80884 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:16 pm

Prairie wrote:
80884 wrote:my gf has just got accepted to UChicago


damn. get that on lock and retire now. Chicago = win: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... OLS_REPORT




Should i propose to her now? lol.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby mss455 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:38 pm

Second In Review Date today: 3/2/2011 ... Ouch !!!!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Prairie » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:39 pm

80884 wrote:Should i propose to her now? lol.


duh.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby SlimCharles » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:24 pm

jayman6 wrote:
drummerboy wrote:financial aid told me 1 minute ago, no scholly for me. hence i will be withdrawing.


I'll ask you what I asked someone previously. Did they tell you fo certain that you would not be receiving a scholarship or just that you hadn't received one as of yet?


Just got the same call. Iowa rep said no scholarship, and they'll be offering a loan package. I'm rather surprised as I was accepted very quickly and am well above 75% LSAT, OOS.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:28 pm

SlimCharles wrote:
jayman6 wrote:
drummerboy wrote:financial aid told me 1 minute ago, no scholly for me. hence i will be withdrawing.


I'll ask you what I asked someone previously. Did they tell you fo certain that you would not be receiving a scholarship or just that you hadn't received one as of yet?


Just got the same call. Iowa rep said no scholarship, and they'll be offering a loan package. I'm rather surprised as I was accepted very quickly and am well above 75% LSAT, OOS.


What was your submit / complete date?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby deliriousxix » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:40 pm

What does it mean when your status date updates? is that a ding or a waitlist?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:28 pm

deliriousxix wrote:What does it mean when your status date updates? is that a ding or a waitlist?


It means that the committee is meeting to review applicants.

Most school's admissions committees meet every week or every other week (more likely every week this time of the year usually on Thursday or Friday for schools). Normally they blanket candidate's status checkers on a day they are reviewing files, hence everyone should have a 3/4 In Review from Iowa today if they haven't heard back.

Four Things happen during these review sessions:
1. They admit you and push your application onto the communications person and the scholarship committee pile if your #'s are high enough or are a URM.

2. They hold your application until another review session because there isn't a unanimous vote to admit you or they want to wait until they see what other applicants the cycle will bring (unlikely this time of the year since all apps had to be in on the 1st but may occur if they want to admit you but have over admitted people so they will wait until people withdraw).

3. They wait list you. They do this to yield protect because they think you won't attend if admitted ( % of people who matriculate from the number they admit factors into their rankings), or they think they can snag a better person from their pool to attend.

4. They deny you, you strictly weren't an attractive candidate to them.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby deliriousxix » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:11 pm

typ3 wrote:
deliriousxix wrote:What does it mean when your status date updates? is that a ding or a waitlist?


It means that the committee is meeting to review applicants.

Most school's admissions committees meet every week or every other week (more likely every week this time of the year usually on Thursday or Friday for schools). Normally they blanket candidate's status checkers on a day they are reviewing files, hence everyone should have a 3/4 In Review from Iowa today if they haven't heard back.

Four Things happen during these review sessions:
1. They admit you and push your application onto the communications person and the scholarship committee pile if your #'s are high enough or are a URM.

2. They hold your application until another review session because there isn't a unanimous vote to admit you or they want to wait until they see what other applicants the cycle will bring (unlikely this time of the year since all apps had to be in on the 1st but may occur if they want to admit you but have over admitted people so they will wait until people withdraw).

3. They wait list you. They do this to yield protect because they think you won't attend if admitted ( % of people who matriculate from the number they admit factors into their rankings), or they think they can snag a better person from their pool to attend.

4. They deny you, you strictly weren't an attractive candidate to them.


great, thank you!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby traehekat » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:09 pm

SlimCharles wrote:
jayman6 wrote:
drummerboy wrote:financial aid told me 1 minute ago, no scholly for me. hence i will be withdrawing.


I'll ask you what I asked someone previously. Did they tell you fo certain that you would not be receiving a scholarship or just that you hadn't received one as of yet?


Just got the same call. Iowa rep said no scholarship, and they'll be offering a loan package. I'm rather surprised as I was accepted very quickly and am well above 75% LSAT, OOS.


FWIW, at one point I was told I would only be receiving a loan package and there would be no scholarship for me. About 5 weeks or so later I was awarded a full tuition scholarship.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Slimpee » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:09 am

traehekat wrote:
SlimCharles wrote:
jayman6 wrote:
drummerboy wrote:financial aid told me 1 minute ago, no scholly for me. hence i will be withdrawing.


I'll ask you what I asked someone previously. Did they tell you fo certain that you would not be receiving a scholarship or just that you hadn't received one as of yet?


Just got the same call. Iowa rep said no scholarship, and they'll be offering a loan package. I'm rather surprised as I was accepted very quickly and am well above 75% LSAT, OOS.


FWIW, at one point I was told I would only be receiving a loan package and there would be no scholarship for me. About 5 weeks or so later I was awarded a full tuition scholarship.


I hate you :lol:




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